New York City is one of the most romantic cities in the world! If you’re lucky enough to visit the Big Apple for a with your other half, the city is your oyster. With so many things to do, the opportunities for romance are endless - whether it’s a cozy stroll through Central Park, a candlelit dinner in Little Italy, drinks in the Meatpacking District, or something a little off the wall, you will definitely have a night to remember. It’s completely impossible to be bored in New York City if you plan ahead with these romantic date ideas in New York City.
1. Dinner and a Show
You can’t go wrong by sticking to the basics, although basic in New York City is probably considered over-the-top anywhere else! Start off with a delicious dinner at Club A Steakhouse in Midtown - their dimly lit dining area makes for the perfect romantic setting - and be sure to order their scrumptious creamed spinach and savory macaroni and cheese with your steak! Share dessert over a glass of wine before heading to the iconic Broadway and catching a show. Chicago and Wicked are both amazing options that will definitely not disappoint; check for showtimes.
2. Wine Time
Want to impress your date, but don’t want to seem like you’re trying too hard? Look no further than Uncorked Wine and Tapas, located in Midtown East. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the conversation with your date while you sip on a glass of wine and share a delicious cheese plate! We love Uncorked for a first date, as the setting is chic and intimate, but not too stuffy or snooty. They currently have a special for two cheese plates and a bottle of wine for only $47, so you don’t have to break the bank to have a great time here. However, if your date goes REALLY well, order her the Diamond is Forever Martini, which comes with grey goose vodka, fresh lime juice, and a 1 carat diamond engagement ring (this drink will set you back $10,000, but she’s worth it, right?!) For more information, check out www.uncorkednyc.com.
3. Spooky Date Night
Dinner and a movie isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, so if you’re the more unconventional type, you’re going to love Times Scare NYC, the only place in New York City where it’s Halloween all year long. Come to their Kill Bar for happy hour and enjoy fun, spooky themed beverages, such as the Ghost Cocktail, Dracula’s Kiss, and the Death in the Afternoon drink (this one was created by Ernest Hemingway!) Enjoy a savory meal such as their Poultrygeist Chicken Breast and Bloody Bat Wings before you head upstairs to Time Scare’s haunted house attraction, where you and your date can creep through rooms and corridors with scary surprises at every turn. The best part about this scary option is the more scared you get, the more of an excuse you’ll have to cuddle up closer to your date! For more information check out www.timescarenyc.com.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a date! Grab your girlfriends and head to the Sex and the City Hotspots Tour by On Location Tours. There are different tours depending on the neighborhood you want to see, including Midtown, Greenwich Village, and the Meatpacking District. Follow in the Manolo Blahnik footsteps of your favorite characters and see what it’s like to live like Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha for a day!
Guys, you’re not out of luck. Embrace the single life and head to Rick’s Cabaret, where you’ll enjoy eye candy as well as a delicious meal. Sounds like a win to us!